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101 Best Music Production Tips For Beginners

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Do you need some music production tips for beginners? Well today we are talking all about how to get your music production game on point! These music production tips will help you learn from some of the best ways to produce music and become a pro in the long run!

101 Best Music Production Tips For Beginners!

101 Best Music Production Tips For Beginners

101 Best Music Production Tips For Beginners

Before we get into the tips know that all these tips to apply to everyone because some may be incredibly controversial so pick the ones that fit your needs.

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1. You need to realize that this isn’t easy, but it will be worth it!

2 You will start becoming wildly influenced different kinds of music, it’ll be overwhelming but helpful in the long run

3. Don’t worry about inspiration, when you focus on music production the inspiration will arise in that area

4. Analyze your favorite artist’s work in great detail in order to get the best out of them

5. Books tend to provide more value than YouTube tutorials. Get yourself some books of

6. There is no best DAW. Pick one and run with it

7. Be wary of potentially misleading forum posts so pick what you think is right.

8. When you’re a beginner it’s always a good idea to seek for some feedback for your music constantly

9. Call yourself a dubstep producer but feel like making a trance track? Go for it. You can’t disappoint your fans if you don’t have any

10. Produce other types of music as well in order to have a variety

11. The second most important purchase after your DAW should be a decent pair of headphones

12. You will get better with time so produce for at least one hour per day

13. Learn sound design from the get goes. Your future self will thank you for it

14. Most ‘shortcuts’ are detrimental. This craft takes time

15. Contrary to popular belief – you don’t need a Mac to produce music

16. Don’t worry about promotion and marketing. You’ll know when the time is right

17. Collaborate with other producers that are better than you

18. Following trends won’t make you famous, make the music you want to make

19. High-pass everything

20. Music theory will always be helpful so learn basic music theory if you haven’t already

21. Not sure how compression works? Don’t use it

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22. You’re only as good as your ears. Take care of them and train them (use reference tracks)

23. Get out of the house and talk to other people in the industry. You need some sunlight

24. Listen to famous artists for more ideas

25. Keep pushing through eve tho yuor music might not be so good right now and still wont be for a while

26. Study your craft as much as possible, but don’t neglect practice

27. Don’t be afraid to ask stupid questions, everyone starts somewhere. Google first, always.

28. Don’t spam people. This leaves a bad impression

29. Mastering? Forget about it.

30. Practice even when you don’t feel like practicing

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31. That $200 plugin isn’t going to make you a better producer, despite the enticing tagline

32. The plugins in your DAW are more than enough to start with

33. Being a 14-year old EDM producer does not mean you’re special

34. Being a 45-year old EDM producer does not mean you’re too old or late

35. Browse the EDMProduction Subreddit. You will find some helpful info in there!

36. If you are in search for a forum check out KVRAudio

37. Music production involves problem solving. There isn’t a tutorial for everything

38. Learn to DJ if possible

39. Enjoy yourself and relax

40. You should learn how to master mixing and watch some youtube video to help you out

41. It’s not a bad idea to copy other artists just add your own flavor into the mix

42. Also, remake your favorite tracks. You’ll learn a hell of a lot

43. Keep your plugins and samples to a minimum and learn to work with what you’ve got

44. Playing an instrument of any kind is beneficial so why not learn a instrument on the side

45. Learn how to do things manually, then see if you can replicate them automatically (self-modulation for example)

46. Go to events, festivals and so on to feel the music vibe and get creative

47. Don’t worry if people ignore you, work hard to prove them wrong!

48. Try to produce tracks as fast as possible. As a beginner, this is the quickest way to learn as you cover all bases

49. Using a basic sound cloud free account will work just fine, don’t spend when it’s not yet the time

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50. Keep everything organized and name your projects logically

51. Don’t waste your time with labels, you’ll only be disappointed

52. Learning sound design? Focus on one synth, not ten

53. Tackle one thing at a time, music production is a very wide and diverse field

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54. Unless this is a mere side hobby, you’ll need to make some sacrifices

55. Do something related to music every morning and every evening

56. Always read the manuals that are presented to yoi/

57. Know that by producing music you may be more on the geek side than the outgoing side.

58. Never delete your work. The stuff you make as a new producer may be incredibly creative musically

59. Making a living off music isn’t impossible, it just requires a huge amount of determination and patience

60. Learn to have a budget when it comes to getting music gear

61. What did you learn this week? Review your hits or misses!

62. If you can’t get a MIDI keyboard don’t worry. MIDI keyboards are helpful, but not essential

63. Develop good habits overall in the beginning. It’s harder to fix bad habits than to form good ones

64. Find your style first then start using a template.

65. Constructive negative feedback is far better than a “nice track bro.” It hurts, but it’s worth it

66. There are people out there who physically can’t make music. Consider yourself privileged and you’ll find a lot more joy in it

67. Don’t give up your day job, learn as you work in order to master your skills.

68. That ‘professional’ sound you want? Yeah, that’ll take a while to get

69. There is no set period of time that it takes to become a good producer. For some it takes months, others it may take years

70. Use reference tracks to make the work easier

71. Capture and cultivate inspiration

72. If it sounds good, then leave it. Unless you can make it sound even better

73. Don’t stress the small stuff. You’ll progress faster if you focus on the fundamentals

74. Read a lot. Did I mention that? Yes, books. And if you don’t like reading you can always listen to audio books!

75. If you want to make a song that sounds like it was produced in 2006, then do it. No one’s stopping you

76. You should be following your favorite producers since they seem to be active on twitter and other social platforms.

77. Don’t expect to be able to listen to music normally again. You’ll analyze everything

78. Creating mashups can be a good way to develop particular skills (EQing, automation, tempo matching, ear, etc)

79. Surround yourself with music 24/7

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80. Use the ADSR envelope on everything, including samples 

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81. If you think your music sounds great, you’re wrong

82. You’ll always compare yourself to others, this is natural. My advice: focus on yourself, and the music

83. Take some time off if you’re not feeling it, but no longer than necessary

84. Putting a reverse clap every 4 bars does not make you a creative genius

85. You don’t need to release an EP or album. I’ve been producing for years and haven’t done either

86. Silence is incredibly important in music. Don’t feel you need to fill in all the gaps

87. You don’t need to upload everything to the internet

88. When asking for feedback, be polite. Don’t just send a link to all your producer buddies without a message to go with it

89. Ask if you can sit in on a studio session. Pay 100% focused attention if it goes ahead

90. Remix packs can be a great way to get inside other artist’s productions.

91. When it comes to taking people advice you should listen to a person’s music before taking their advice. Why? Some people study without practice, and therefore only teach by analogy

92. Disable your internet connection when producing music to not be distracted (I know it’s not always easy!)

93. It’s always a good practice at the end of each production session to organize, name, and color your tracks to be able to find them later.

94. Having source material like samples, patches that sounds good is paramount to having a sonically intact track

95. You should always include repetition and variation  because they are equally important

96. Always try to keep tension and energy present throughout your track

97. Be unpredictable

98. Back your work up to an external HDD and/or the cloud

99. You should focus on the music primarily because the technical side can wait

100. DiI i say Practice?

101. You might not like some music types but still listen to them!

101 Best Music Production Tips For Begginers

101 Best Music Production Tips For Beginners

There you have it, 101 Best Music Production Tips For Beginners!

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Cosby Adrah
Cosby Adrah
I'm a upcoming record producer, track producer or music producer who oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album.

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